Skip to main content

NLM Medicine in the Americas

Medicine in the Americas – a digital library project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine – consists of works which demonstrate the evolution of American medicine from seventeenth-century colonial frontier outposts to twentieth-century research hospitals.

Drawing on the collections of NLM's History of Medicine Division, Medicine in the Americas encompasses works dating as early as 1610 and printed in the United States and around the New World, including Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

Digital files created for Medicine in the Americas also reside in NLM's Digital Collections, a repository for access to and preservation of digitized biomedical resources which allows rich searching, browsing and retrieval of monographs and films from NLM's History of Medicine Division.

Medicine in the Americas is made possible in part through the participation of the National Library of Medicine in the Medical Heritage Library, a digital curation collaborative supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and administered by the Open Knowledge Commons.



Search Medicine in the Americas:

15,776
RESULTS
rss


PART OF
American Libraries
Media Type
15,776
texts
Year
227
1899
241
1898
243
1897
271
1896
234
1895
247
1894
More right-solid
Topics & Subjects
770
Medicine
605
Homeopathy
482
American Civil War
445
Physicians
376
Military Personnel
307
Materia Medica
More right-solid
Collection
More right-solid
Creator
200
confederate states of america. adjutant and inspector-general's office, author
72
united states sanitary commission
70
dunglison, robley, 1798-1869
60
rush, benjamin, 1746-1813
48
kelly, howard a. (howard atwood), 1858-1943
43
caldwell, charles, 1772-1853
More right-solid
Language
14,717
English
415
Spanish
358
Portuguese
75
German
49
French
45
Latin
More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Published
Creator
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hippocrates; Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Galen
texts
eye 10,740
favorite 9
comment 0
NLM copy 1, stamp of Mott Memorial Library on t.p
Topics: History of Medicine, History, Ancient, Greek World
The Medical Heritage Library
by Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860; Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860. Dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology
texts
eye 8,602
favorite 1
comment 0
Rev. ed. of A dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology, 1849
Topics: Dentistry, Medicine, Terminology as Topic
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Dudgeon, R. E. (Robert Ellis), 1820-1904
texts
eye 8,231
favorite 5
comment 0
Translation of various essays
Topic: Homeopathy
Will digitize
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Fox, Joseph, 1759-1832. A new medical dictionary; Fry, William, 1777-1855, printer; Thomas Dobson and Son, publisher
texts
eye 7,088
favorite 1
comment 0
A page-for-page reprint of the Philadelphia 1808 edition
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 6,639
favorite 3
comment 0
NLM copy imperfect: all after p. 376 wanting
Topic: Homeopathy
Will digitize
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by United States. War Dept. Inspector General's Office; Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794; Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832, engraver; United States. Congress. Act to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia
texts
eye 6,140
favorite 7
comment 0
The author statement appears on the t.p. after the edition statement
Topics: Military Personnel, Military Medicine
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 5,791
favorite 10
comment 0
Microfilm
Topic: Marijuana Abuse
Translation of The male generative organs in health and disease
Topics: Genitalia, Male, Genital Diseases, Male
"The basis of the present work is Dr. [Joseph] Fox's 'New medical dictionary, revised and augmented by Dr. [Thomas] Bradley'" - p. [v]
Topic: Medicine
NLM copy, inscription of Frank [Gall?], Baltimore, Md., Oct. 7th, 1858; gift stamp of Miss Digges
Topic: Medicine
Previous ed. has title: Medical lexicon
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Cheselden, William, 1688-1752; Mead, Richard, 1673-1754, dedicatee; Manning, William, 1767-1849, printer; Loring, James, 1770-1850, printer; White, James, 1755?-1824, bookseller
texts
eye 4,467
favorite 6
comment 0
First published under the title 'Anatomy of the humane body' in London in 1713
Topic: Anatomy
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 4,431
favorite 1
comment 0
NLM copy bound second in pamphlet volume W6 P3 v.240
Topics: Fever, Nonprescription Drugs
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 4,412
favorite 1
comment 0
Translation of Elémens d'hygiène, ou, De l'influence des choses physiques et morales sur l'homme et des moyens de conserver la santé
Topics: Hygiene, Health Behavior
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by Brigham, G. N. (Gershom Nelson), 1820-1886; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor
texts
eye 4,168
favorite 1
comment 1
Bradford, T.L. Homoeopathic bib. of the U.S.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases, Signs and Symptoms, Homeopathy, Materia Medica
With 32 p. of advertisements at the end
Topics: Medicine, Physiology
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Aristotle, pseud; Salmon, William, 1644-1713
texts
eye 3,869
favorite 6
comment 0
Attributed to William Salmon. Cf. Brit. Mus. cat
Topics: Sex Education, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproduction
The Medical Heritage Library
by Jeanes, Jacob, 1800-1877; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
texts
eye 3,866
favorite 3
comment 1
First American book on homeopathy
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Gardner, D. P. (Daniel Pereira), d. 1853; Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835. Lexicon medicum; Grant, Klein
texts
eye 3,860
favorite 1
comment 0
Based on the 7th London ed. of Hooper's Lexicon medicum, rev. by Klein Grant
Topic: Medicine
Will digitize
Topic: Medicine
NLM copy, inscription to [Wm.?] R. DeWitt Jr., M.D. from Richard Clements, M.D
Topic: Medicine
NLM copy, inscription, Ed. Nolan, Wm. C. Kazsner, Wm. G. Hamilton; Property of Dr. T.C. Wheaton, Milleville N.J. July 1873, on front pastedown; D.L. Trites' book, C.S. Trites' book on t.p
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843
texts
eye 3,664
favorite 0
comment 0
Condensed Portugese translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
The Medical Heritage Library
by Rapou, Aug. (Auguste); Granville, Arthur Alleyn, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Grosvenor Library, former owner
texts
eye 3,594
favorite 0
comment 1
Translation of De la fièvre typhoïde et de son traitement homoeopathique
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Typhoid Fever, Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Isaacs, C. E. (Charles Edward), 1811-1860
texts
eye 3,588
favorite 0
comment 0
"Read February 4, 1857."
Topic: Kidney
Published in Madrid, 1844-1850
Topics: Clinical Medicine, Internal Medicine
NLM copy, stamp of E.P. Cook, M.D
Topic: Medicine
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Williams, Thomas, 1815-1891; Calvert, James, 1813-1892; Rowe, George Stringer
texts
eye 3,529
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Cultural Characteristics, Oceanic Ancestry Group, Missions and Missionaries
The Medical Heritage Library
by Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784; Walker, John, 1732-1807; Maxwell, James, publisher; Maxwell, James, printer; Fairman, Gideon, 1774-1827, engraver; Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970, donor; Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927, former owner
texts
eye 3,514
favorite 3
comment 0
Second issue of the first American edition
NLM copy, imperfect: plate incomplete, shows only figs. 5-8
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Tissot, S. A. D. (Samuel Auguste David), 1728-1797; Physician
texts
eye 3,482
favorite 3
comment 0
Translation of L'onanisme. First published in Latin under title: Tentamen de morbis ex manustupratione, in the 1758 ed. of the author's Dissertatio de febribus biliosis
Topics: Masturbation, Disease
Microfilm
Topics: Medicine, Botany
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 3,331
favorite 4
comment 0
The same two parts were previously published under this title in "the seventh New-England edition" (1813) "A treasure of health" (p. [67]-71) is attributed to Hippocrates in the pref. to the version of the main work published in London in 1749 under title: Aristotle's compleat master piece. In three parts
Topics: Reproduction, Sexual Behavior, Congenital Abnormalities, Midwifery
The Medical Heritage Library
by Culpeper, Nicholas, 1616-1654; Allen, John, 1660?-1727?, printer; Boone, Nicholas, 1679-1738, bookseller; Henchman, Daniel, 1689-1761, bookseller; Edwards, John, d. 1725, printer; Royal College of Physicians of London
texts
eye 3,236
favorite 1
comment 0
Originally published in 1649 under title: "A physicall directory; or, A translation of the London dispensatory, made by the Colledge of Physicians in London [Wing C7540]," itself a translation of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis of 1618. Cf. Wellcome, II. p. 414, and Austin
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmaceutical Preparations
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 3,212
favorite 1
comment 0
Half-title: Patogenesia brasileña
Topic: Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
texts
eye 3,163
favorite 3
comment 0
Translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Materia Medica, Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 3,162
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
Condition reviewed
Topics: Abortion, Spontaneous, Abortion, Spontaneous, Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hoblyn, Richard D. (Richard Dennis), 1803-1886; Hays, Isaac, 1796-1879
texts
eye 2,970
favorite 0
comment 0
Half-title: A dictionary of medical terms
Topic: Medicine
In his preface the author states that this is an almost completely new work, and not merely a revision of John Quincy's Lexicon medicum, which was first published in 1717
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 2,922
favorite 5
comment 0
Reissued in 1957, with new introduction and supplementary reports, under title: Hypnosis in medicine and surgery
Topic: Hypnosis
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
texts
eye 2,862
favorite 1
comment 0
Will digitize
Topic: Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by United States. Adjutant-General's Office; United States. War Dept
texts
eye 2,843
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes index
Topic: Military Personnel
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Drug Prescriptions, Pharmaceutical Preparations
The Medical Heritage Library
by Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; Kitchen, James, 1800-1894, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
texts
eye 2,732
favorite 0
comment 0
First homeopathic pharmacopoeia published in the U.S. Cf. Winston
Topics: Pharmacopoeias, Homeopathic, Materia Medica
Includes index
Topics: Medicine, Health
Final 32 p. of v. 1 is publisher's catalog
Topic: Yellow Fever
The Medical Heritage Library
by Laurie, Joseph, d. 1865; Hull, Amos Gerald, 1810-1859
texts
eye 2,614
favorite 2
comment 0
Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Bulliard, Pierre, 1752-1793; Richard, Louis-Claude, 1754-1821; Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842, translator
texts
eye 2,537
favorite 1
comment 0
Apparently a translation by Amos Eaton of Pierre Bulliard's Dictionnaire élémentaire de botanique, which was revised by L.-C. Richard in 1799
Topic: Botany
English 2nd ed. published 1845 with title: A cyclopaedia of practical receipts and collateral information
Topic: Technology
The Medical Heritage Library
by Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856; Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856, illustrator; Parker, Daniel, 1782-1846, dedicatee
texts
eye 2,502
favorite 3
comment 0
This edition is listed in Poore's Descriptive cat. of government publications, p. 115, with note that it was "purchased by the Government, for distribution among officials."
Topics: Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.), United States. Navy. Medical Dept, Hospitals, Military,...
The Medical Heritage Library
by Salverte, Eusèbe, 1771-1839; Thomson, Anthony Todd, 1778-1849
texts
eye 2,493
favorite 7
comment 0
Translation of Des sciences occultes
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Parapsychology
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879; Buchner, Joseph Benedict; Gruner, Carl Ernst; Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
texts
eye 2,447
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes index
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmacopoeias, Homeopathic
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 2,433
favorite 1
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Obstetrics, Genital Diseases, Female, Pediatrics
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 2,386
favorite 2
comment 0
Pennsylvania District copyright, no. 54, issued in 1794 to Absalom Jones and Richard Allen, "as authors and proprietors."--p. [2]
Topics: Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839, Yellow Fever, Disease Outbreaks, Terminal Care, Social Problems, African...
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835; Quincy, John, d. 1722. Lexicon physico-medicum; Warner, Benjamin, 1786-1821, publisher; Parker, Edward, bookseller, publisher; M. Carey & Son, publisher; Griggs & Co., printer
texts
eye 2,380
favorite 1
comment 0
In his preface the author states that this is an almost completely new work, and not merely a revision of John Quincy's Lexicon medicum, which was first published in 1717
Topic: Medicine
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
The Medical Heritage Library
by Bönninghausen, Clemens Maria Franz von, 1785-1864; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879; Gilbert, C. B; Boericke, William, 1849-1929
texts
eye 2,364
favorite 3
comment 0
Translation of Die Körperseiten und Verwandschaften
Topic: Homeopathy
Vol. 1 contains a Portuguese translation of B. J. Mure's Doctrine de l'Ecole de Rio de Janeiro
Topic: Homeopathy
First published in England in 1731
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Mathematics, Accounting, Commerce
Will digitize
Topic: Chemistry
The Medical Heritage Library
by Richerand, A. (Anthelme), 1779-1840; Mazarem, Joaquim da Rocha, 1775-1849, editor
texts
eye 2,274
favorite 0
comment 0
Extracts translated from Nosographie chirurgicale
Topics: Inflammation, Ulcer, Fever
Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
A revised edition was published by the same publisher in 1811 under title: The American medical lexicon
Topics: Medicine, Science
The Medical Heritage Library
texts
eye 2,246
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Dentistry, Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Ruoff, A. J. Friedrich; Okie, A. Howard (Abraham Howard), translator; Humphrey, Gideon, 1779-1872; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
texts
eye 2,231
favorite 0
comment 0
Translation of Repertorium für die homöopathische Praxis
Topic: Homeopathy
Includes index
Topic: Clinical Medicine
Part 2 has special title page. An earlier edition (Frankfort, 1815) was published under title: Valuable vegetable medical prescriptions, for the cure of all nervous and putrid disorders
Topics: Carter, Richard, b. 1786, Phytotherapy, Materia Medica
"A catalogue of the names of those ladies and gentlemen, who have subscribed for the American herbal"--p. [24]-36
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Medicine, Traditional, Materia Medica